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Writing numbers in French and English

CarolynA1Kwiziq community member

Writing numbers in French and English

The question was how would you write 78,005 in English.  It didn’t say how do you write this decimal number.  I wondered if it was but chose to go with thousands and not a decimal number because it was not specified.

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Carolyn,

Your first hunch was correct! The rule is as follows: "In French, commas are used where decimal points are in English!" (from the lesson) and it is always the case. So, if you come across a number in French that contains a comma, the same number will use a decimal point in English.

See previous answer here:  In French, 78,005 is equivalent to 78.005 in English

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Writing numbers in French and English

The question was how would you write 78,005 in English.  It didn’t say how do you write this decimal number.  I wondered if it was but chose to go with thousands and not a decimal number because it was not specified.

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